Facebook tries hard to not be spammy. The reason you have to sign up is not because it's viral marketing, it's for privacy; on facebook, the default privacy setting only allows your friends (who are logged in) to see your profile.
If you don't like facebook, you can add a rule to your email spam filter to filter out all email from facebook.com. I tried to find your email address but I couldn't, so I don't know what type you use, but I use GMail and it allows me to do that easily.
I recommend getting a facebook. It is not full of spam at all; it's a great way to interact with your friends. You are one of my role models and I think it would be awesome if you had a facebook. Another traveler whose blog I read, Christian, has a facebook, which I think is pretty cool. You can always set privacy settings to change what people are allowed to see.
I hate spam too, but Facebook's not bad at all.
Why do I have to do all the work, this is why I say it is spammy. It is forceing me to stop them.
I clicked the link to not send me any more.
The list of social networks grows daily, in the end, I have decided just to write and call my friends. I spend all my time developing my one book... where my face is not located THIS BLOG.
I think the art of life is to do one thing the best you can. I am a real traveler, I have trouble maintaining the blog format. I am do not wish to distribute my time in 10 locations, I do one book of my face, it it here.
These sites will slowly dilute to the point of no interest or there will be the new one that takes it places.
I still think they are spammy, if I get any more facebook.com emails, I will know they are.
Social networks try to give the feeling of real life. I encourage people to go live, not to be on the internet. This blog is meant to be ten minutes of entertainment, not a place to enter and go play.
The "Check out my Facebook" emails don't come from Facebook.
I have not joined Facebook and I am 100 percent sure they spam people. I can connect my yahoo email to Facebook, and I can choose to send to every person in my box to see if they want to join Facebook. I do not want these invitations sent buy everybody I know, anyway you do it, Facebook is spammy.
It is just a spam that people do not mind, but I do mind, so I see it clearly, it is the same as the other spam, they want me to do something to benefit facebook.